For the purpose of avoiding all midi latency at the time of recording midi piano parts, I’ve taken to monitoring my Nord piano ‘locally’ while playing the parts into Cubase. But this creates a problem of sorts - what I’m playing in will also be sent from Cubase back to the Nord, so then I have two of every note on the Nord (the local part plus that part being sent from Cubase)
I’ve got around this to date by switching the midi receive channel of the Nord to an unused midi channel whenever I’m playing a part into Cubase. But that’s not ideal. It means I can’t do quick, on the fly, drop ins and outs (as I can’t then hear what’s ALREADY been recorded).
I really DON’T want to turn the local off on the Nord and monitor what I’m playing in the ‘usual’ way - the extra few milliseconds imposed by going through the midi interface etc. is an age to my nervous system and affects my performance significantly.
So… is there some clever way to set things up so that whatever I’m playing into Cubase is not sent back to the Nord but whatever is already on the track I’m adding to IS sent to the Nord?
Of course, I could just record onto a different track whenever I wanted to add anything to an existing part, and have that new track temporarily set to send on a different channel from that which the Nord is receiving. But that’s all extra keystrokes and involves a bit of left brain, which I wish to avoid.
Really, I’m trying here to replicate the SO easy, quick and thoughtless (in the best way) drop in and out experience I used to have in the days of tape.